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Local People The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi

by John Dittmer

Part of the Blacks in the New World Series

Local People The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Synopsis

Traces the monumental battle waged by civil rights organizations and by local people to establish basic human rights for all citizens of Mississippi

Local People The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi Press Reviews

The definitive analytical history of the black freedom movement in the nation's most recalcitrant state... An exciting and dramatic story of unknown heroes and heroines persevering over decades of quiet struggle against rampant terror. -- Julian Bond. A gripping portrait of largely forgotten civil rights workers who forged racial change in the face of violence and murder. -- William Ferris, New York Times Book Review A gripping portrait of largely forgotten civil rights workers who forged racial change in the face of violence and murder... Redefines the roles of national leaders who were forced to act by the unswerving determination of local people. --William Ferris, New York Times Book Review At once the movement's history in microcosm and a powerful story in its own right. --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World Dittmer's stirring history of the struggle for racial justice in Mississippi tells the story in all its grim, often shocking detail. --Publishers Weekly

Book Information

ISBN: 9780252065071
Publication date: 1st May 1995
Author: John Dittmer
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 560 pages
Categories: Social & cultural history,

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